Cycle Morecambe Bay
Great cycling routes around Morecambe Bay whatever your level of riding ability.
Enjoy miles of awe-inspiring sea, sand, and mountain views as you pedal along ample stretches of flat cycleways, quiet lanes, along old railway lines, curious waterways and coastal promenades. You can even rest by hopping on the odd ferry or two.
But if you're looking for more of a challenge, you don't have to stick with easy, seaside bike rides. Discover the scenic hinterland of the Bay where you'll find peaceful, hilly lanes, woodland tracks and panoramic viewpoints.
Venture out for a few days
Morecambe Bay is the home of the Bay Cycle Way – a national cycle network route covering 81 miles hugging the coastline from Sandy Gap on Walney Island to Glasson Dock, south of Lancaster. It’s the only long-distance route in the UK, where you can actually see the end at the beginning and is the perfect introduction for people who are new to cycle touring.
There's lots of reasons to come back with the Lakes and Dales Loop, Way of the Roses and Walney to Wear passing through the Bay also taking in some fantastic stretches of the Bay's best cycle routes.
And for those of you who'd like a little boost, our network of E-bike hire points is being developed. They’re perfect for gently growing your cycling confidence and fitness and can help you go for longer days out. Find out where you can hire an E-bike in Morecambe Bay here.
Short of time?
There are lots of rewarding shorter routes which start from the Bay’s many picturesque villages and bustling towns, with many accessible by public transport.
Leave your car at home
Enjoy car-free days out combining your bike ride with a spectacular train journey. Check out The Furness Line with connections from West coast mainline stations. There is nothing more spectacular than to sit back and trundle across the Kent Viaduct between Arnside and Grange-over-Sands by train and pick up a route at either end.
Brews, loos and views
Explore the Ways Around The Bay website for recommended circular tours or use the route planner to find the route that suits you and your riding companions the best, as well as your nearest E-bike hire point, the loos, the brews and the views!
Autumn ambles by bike
Autumn is a glorious season for riding a bike. The days may be getting shorter, but the colours are more vibrant and the skies even more dramatic.
Lancaster Canal and Glasson Dock almost traffic-free loop
A flat route with bags of industrial, cultural and nature surprises to enjoy.
Barrow Station to Roa Island
Ride from the industrial heart of Barrow's famous docks to the wonderful community and birdlife at Roa Island with option to hop on the ferry to Piel.
Cartmel and Flookburgh loop from Grange-over-Sands
Enjoy stunning views of the Bay and nearby Humphrey Head whilst cycling along quiet flat lanes. Discover the picturesque village of Cartmel and the fishing heritage of Flookburgh
Explore the Bay Cycle Way
The flagship long-distance cycle route of the Bay - 81 miles of awe-inspiring sea, sand, mountain views, bustling towns, quiet villages, industrial and cultural heritage for you to discover on 2 wheels.Find out more
Discover more cycling routes in Morecambe Bay
Choose a pre-planned route from the selection of leisure routes - select a fast, balanced, quiet or e-bike route.View cycling routes